You may be wondering why I chose to channel my schizophrenic knowledge from all of the many things I’ve done into a day planner verses some kind of juicy Hollywood ‘My Life in Hair Days Hollywood’ tell-all book.Learn More
As a certified life coach who was trained by the extraordinary Martha Beck; as a speaker, a blogger, a fashion stylist and a former heavy metal vocalist—I’d like to think I know something about manifesting a little badassery.Learn More
The Unconventional does the unexpected, bucks the status quo, turns up the volume. I help the Unconventionals make the most of their fabulous selves so that they can rock out their badass plans.
Some Unconventional Musings
I’ve just realized a Dream Come True. A true bucket-list item for me has been checked off and circled with hearts and rainbows (and of course a few skulls!) drawn all around it; I’m thrilled and honored beyond words to now be able to call myself a published author with ‘The Badass Planner’, which I recently found on the shelf in the real brick-and-mortar Barnes & Noble—talk about an outer-body experience! People often ask me how I did it. Sure, there was a whole lotta planning, (see what I did there?) writing and research involved. But this post isn’t ‘Susie’s Guide to Getting Your Book Published’—sorry to disappoint you if that’s what you were hoping for. When it comes right down to it, I give most of the credit to my willingness and ability to What the Fuck?! Yes, I’m treating that deliciously crass phrase as an actual verb because we writers feel like we have the liberty to do so and honestly, it’s the truth. Often “What the Fuck!” is an exclamation of exasperation, but in this case the What the Fucking that I’m suggesting is to shrug your shoulders and jump right in there with both feet because what do you have to lose? Fear of failing has so much to do with not having something come through the way you originally envisioned it. But when you have a WTF attitude, you do it anyway. You know the challenge is something that could quite possibly take on its own life, twisting and turning down different paths that you ever imagined it would go, but you’re willing to travel right...Learn More
Ok that sounds kind of braggy, but let me make sure it’s clear…I’m talking about MY success, peeps! This is what works for me! Your success will look completely different than mine. However, I do have some tips that may help you along the way to yours. I will start a new job this week. I left a job that most people on this earth would think was the be-all-end-all and in some ways, it certainly was. I could work from home and make my own schedule, which as many of you know allowed me to even take my work to the U.S. Virgin Islands for three weeks. Oh, am I bragging again? I guess that is a bit of a boast, but it really drives the point home that even with the possibility of sunny beaches, working from home isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It certainly wasn’t mine, even though I could drink a cup of beloved coffee any time I damn well pleased, work in my pjs and take a long shopping-lunch. You see, I am a people person. (and now you’re saying, duh.) I love being around people, I get energy from being around people, and nothing makes me happier than connecting with someone—even if it’s just for a shining moment. That’s what life is to me. And working on my butt all day in my house all alone, while convenient, didn’t make me happy. I literally took a nap almost every day because I was so drained, also because the work itself didn’t challenge me or use many of my strengths and talents. This new...Learn More
Like so many others, I have been completely captivated by the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’. As a child of the 70’s and 80’s, what’s not to love?? Everything from the clothing to the hair styles to the fabulously ominous synthesized 80’s horror movie music is right up my alley—and the fact that they meticulously pay homage to just about every cult classic movie from that time period in some way, shape or form. Here is where I warn you; if you haven’t seen it and plan on watching, be prepared for some spoilers. As I watched, It really struck me how the ‘Upside Down’ isn’t just a place that these characters deal with in the show…in our own messy lives, we too often face going into the Upside Down. It’s a damn scary place to be—and we don’t even get the benefit of an 80’s keyboard soundtrack while we’re in there. Seriously, have you ever felt like your whole world has been turned upside down? It’s a perfect way to describe it, as that place has you feeling disoriented. It looks a lot like your own world, but it’s a foreign place–a place you don’t really know how to navigate because that’s not how your world normally is. Often when you’re there, the people around you don’t even know it. Even if there isn’t a monster in there, it’s traveling into unknown territory. And the unknown is unpredictable, which can be quite scary. More than likely though, your Upside Down does indeed have a monster. Maybe more than one. Maybe it’s an abusive person, from the present or the past,...Learn More